Snaking high above the Sacred Valley the popular Inca Trail leads hikers to Machu Picchu – the fabled Lost City of the Incas. During a four- of five-day trek, hikers traverse a variety of microclimates from arid cactus zone through native Polylepis forest and bleak high altitude grassland, to bromeliad and moss-festooned cloud forest, all set against a backdrop of stunning snow-capped peaks. Scattered along this ever-changing landscape are intricate ceremonial settlements including the magnificent temple of Winay Wayna.
Highlights of Peru
The Inca Trail